My self critic often immobilizes me during times of inspiration and change. From within, I cast doubt onto my creative ideas and reprimand myself to stay in my lane, to get back to productive work, and to not waste my time on silly dreams.
I wrap my arms around myself, and affirm:
Sweetheart, you have a right
to dream and to take up space.
Who are you to deny the creative energy inside of you,
that can birth beautiful destinies,
and new universes into being?
Shake off the part of you
who learned to comply, to shrink, to abandon yourself;
who learned to conceal your whimsical creator
in order to earn gold stars for your compliance.
Reclaim your inner dreamer
plays, sings and dances imagination into reality.
You are elemental magic.
Remember your childhood fearlessness.
You would attempt and fail stunningly
and cry and laugh
and persevere to “go for it” again and again.
Resurrect your inner goddess!
Sing your glorious music and project your visions into the heavens!
You can embody anything and everything you conceive.
You know how to enchant fantastical new worlds into being,
engaging life itself to co-conspire with your dreams.
Sweetheart, it is not about mastery
and it is not about seeking and getting anyone’s approval;
it is about playing, creating, loving, being!
Dream your dream into being!
Allow your precious, healed, playful Inner Child to lead The Way.
And so it is!
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